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CPU: Intel Core i7 965

Price: $1,695.00

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ASUS Rampage II Extreme Motherboard

Price: $745.00

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Power Supply: Antec Signature Series 850W PSU

Price: $295.00


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Cooling: Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima Liquid Cooling Kit

Price: $425.00

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Montior: Samsung 24" $489

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Case: $130

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Samsung 1tb $130

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Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3


Price: $430

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Total = $4200

Good?

Graphics card: 8600GT for now, moving do a 295 in a month or so
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by Robbey View Post
CPU: Intel Core i7 965

Price: $1,695.00

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ASUS Rampage II Extreme Motherboard

Price: $745.00

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Power Supply: Antec Signature Series 850W PSU

Price: $295.00


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Cooling: Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima Liquid Cooling Kit

Price: $425.00

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Montior: Samsung 24" $489

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Case: $130

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Samsung 1tb $130

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Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3


Price: $430

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Total = $4200

Good?

Graphics card: 8600GT for now, moving do a 295 in a month or so
Looks good but i would do a custom w/c loop, post in the w/c section, what case are you getting??

EDIT: Dont get the 965 just get the 920. You cant justify that price tag.
Edited by jeffries7 - 2/9/09 at 3:52am
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Sorry to rudely interrupt your thread but when I see a number of posts instantly jumping to QUAD SLI suggestions coming from people which have no experience with SLI let alone QUAD SLI, its stupid.

I say again, QUAD SLI is not wortwhile in games, its amazing for benchmarks but its beaten by TRI SLI in game.

For the graphics, 2 or 3 GTX280's / GTX285's.
The CPU: i7 920
The RAM: 6GB DDR3
A couple of good 7200RPM drives in RAID 0
An eVGA X58.
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Sorry to rudely interrupt your thread but when I see a number of posts instantly jumping to QUAD SLI suggestions coming from people which have no experience with SLI let alone QUAD SLI, its stupid.

I say again, QUAD SLI is not wortwhile in games, its amazing for benchmarks but its beaten by TRI SLI in game.

For the graphics, 2 or 3 GTX280's / GTX285's.
The CPU: i7 920
The RAM: 6GB DDR3
A couple of good 7200RPM drives in RAID 0
An eVGA X58.
I'm sorry, but have you personally had any experience with 3-way or Quad-SLI yourself? It might not be what it's cracked up to be, but it's actually a slightly cheaper option compared to 3-way 285's. The OP wants a 24", and assuming it'll be 1920x1200, either would be overkill anyway. Sure Quad-SLI 295's gets beaten by 3-way 285's in some games, but the difference is negligible and at the end of the day, you still get 4 cores that would benefit much at folding. Also, it's more space-efficient than 3-way 285's, thus there would be no need to look for any certain motherboard layout.

And what about i7? I don't really see why you're recommending the EVGA X58 over the other boards for his budget. An Asus P6T6 Revolution would easily be better.
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Spend 2 grand for epic now, save 2 grand for epic 1 to 2 years from now. You will be much happier.
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Spend 2 grand for epic now, save 2 grand for epic 1 to 2 years from now. You will be much happier.
That would actually be the best thing to do. Maybe even 2.5k for now.

And as stated before, go with the 920. You can overclock it and achieve similar performance as the 965.

Also, if you're going to be using a 24", an 8600 isn't going to cut it. Honestly, I'd look into at least a 4870 or a GTX 260.

I'f you're set on spending the $4000 on this system now, you should really consider a dedicated raid card and some SSD's. This will be one of the biggest (if not the) biggest performance jump you'll see.

I would so spend the extra grand on SSD's than the i7 965. That would REALLY make building a $4000 computer worth it. Otherwise it's just a waste.
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Dannnnggg I had no idea prices were so expensive in AU. $800+ for a 295 .
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australian price scares me

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all from cpl.net.au apart from the ones with links

CPU: Corei7 920 $479
Mobo: Asus P6T $365
RAM:Corsair 6G Triple $409
PSU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...oducts_id=4443 Thermaltake Modular Toughpower $390
HDD: WD 640Gbx2 WD $198
Case: Antec 1200 $235
GFX: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...oducts_id=8731 GTX295 $830
DVD Drive: $40
Keyboard: Logitech G15 $115
Mouse: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...oducts_id=8580 Sidewinder $79
Monitor: 24†Samsung 2433BW $389

Total $3529. Rest for Wcing

Woah stuff in Australia ( or jsut that site is expensive). THat is worth 2.6k Half the price.

EDIT: Wcing

Waterblock: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...oducts_id=8062 $110
RaD: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...oducts_id=3978 x2 $178
Pump: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...oducts_id=1663 $160
Res: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...oducts_id=8509 $45
i7 Bracket: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...oducts_id=8623 $20

$513

Total:$4042 before shipping and some Wcing stuf, tubing etc.
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post #29 of 29
A few of these and a dedicated raid controller would use that budget up nicely. And we're talking about performance you actually notice - Not just insane benchmarks.

http://www.i-tech.com.au/products/40..._2_5__SSD.aspx

On the site you listed there's only one Apex drive, but it's only 60GB and is limited to only 98MB/s write.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...oducts_id=8803

Now, if you must have the absolute best, here it is.

http://www.mwave.com.au/newAU/mwaveA...T&sku=22140064
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